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Courtney Hook, Visiting Assistant Professor

Courtney Hook

Visiting Assistant Professor
Communication Division, Seaver College
CCB 219

Education

  • PhD, Ohio University , 2021
  • MA, San Diego State University, 2017
  • BA, Western Washington University, 2014
  • Hook, C. (2020). Swiping right: Using Tinder as a way to explore identity performances. Communication Teacher, 34, 1-6. doi: 10.1080/17404622.2020.1800770
  • Harter, L., Pangborn, S., Quinlan, M., Walker, T., & Hook, C. (2020). Storytelling and progressive action: A model of engaged scholarship. Handbook of Applied Communication Research.
  • Hook, C. (2019). Easing the pain of being labeled a “drug seeker”: Navigating the metanarrative of addiction. Health Communication, 36, 401-404. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1693127
  • Harter, L., Ellingson, L., Yamasaki, J., Hook, C., & Walker, T. (2018). Defining moments: Telling stories to foster well-being, humanize healthcare, and advocate for change. Health Communication, 35, 262-267. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1557468
  • Hook, C., Plump, B., & Geist-Martin, P. (2018). Advocating for integrative medicine: Providers’ stories of resonance, negotiation, and community building. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare, 2, 30-44. doi: 10.4081/qrmh.2018.7049
  • Hook, C., & Geist-Martin, P. (2018). Communities of care: A qualitative investigation of the communication of support between incarcerated women. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 15, 127-143. doi: 10.1080/14791420.2018.1433308
  • Clancy, R., Acio, B., Biggers, D., Hook, C., Chapman, C., & Winslow, L. (2017). Empowering the marginalized: The challenges and opportunities of teaching communication in a women’s detention facility. Dialogues in Social Justice, 2, 16-30.
  • 2020 P.E.O. Scholar Award, P.E.O. International
  • 2020 Claude Kantner Fellowship, Ohio University
  • 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Ohio University
  • 2019 Outstanding Researcher Award, Ohio University
  • Hook, C. (2020, November). Negotiating dual institutional access to incarcerated populations. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Virtual Event.
  • Hook, C. (2019, February). Beyond the barbed wire: Expanding narrative understandings through prisoners’ stories. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Hook, C. (2019, November). Developing a spectrum of involuntary membership: Exploring positive constructions of incarceration. Top student paper. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Hook, C. (2019, November). Exploring communicative constructions of identity in the courtroom. Top paper panel. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Sloat, M., Peterson, B., & Hook, C. (2019, November). Exploring the communicative construction of motherhood in prison. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Hook, C. (2019, October). “You see me more down there than my husband does!”: The navigation of health messages among body waxing specialists. Paper presented at The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender Annual Convention, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Hook, C. (2019, February). Negotiating socialization with a non-accommodating gatekeeper: Reflections of teaching at a correctional facility. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Hook, C. (2019, February). Finding a home in healthcare: Suffering in the midst of an epidemic. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • 2020 Student Enhancement Award, Ohio University
    Awarded competitive grant to support dissertation research and travel.

Topics

  • Organizational Communication
  • Prisoner Rehabilitation
  • Involuntary Membership
  • Health Narratives
  • Organizational Tensions

Courses

  • COM 180: Public Speaking and Rhetorical Analysis